Quillabamba is a coffee region about 4 hours away by car from Cusco. Quillabamba is at the ‘ceja de selva’ means at the border of the jungle. I visited some coffee farms over there together with my friend Raul from Kaffee 3 Granos. Raul showed me the entire coffee process from harvesting to producing a great cup of specialty coffee.
See some of the pictures of Quillabamba’s night life to the beautiful landscapes this coffee region has.
This was a magical experience when I visited this coffee farm in Quillabamba, Cusco in Peru. Watch the videos below where we used a rustic machine made in Peru to remove the coffee pulp from these juicy cherries.
This farm is located a 1800 MASL in Quellouno town which is part of the municipally city of Quillabamaba. Quillabamba is a coffee region in Cusco and its located about 4-5 hours by car away from the main Cusco city. Let me know if you have any questions and/or if you like to get coffee from these farms.
A coffee farmer carrying a bag full of dried coffee beans weighting about 45 kilos. It takes great effort to produce a great cup of coffee. Learn more about Latin America culture and coffee at cocotu.com.
Walking on these coffee farms at about 1800 MASL is a blessing. The specialty coffee is run an owned by families that have been living in this region for generations.
High grown coffee from Idma region located in Cusco, Peru. This farm has a river running between it and is super steep as you can see in the video.
Arabica coffee is the specialty in Peru. A top-20 producer of the coffee beans, Peru has a strong reputation for excellent roasts and for ethical sourcing. Whereas other countries have faced criticism for their failure to ensure fair business practices, Peru’s CENFROCAFGE cooperative has united more than 80 farmers’ associations in order to guarantee 92% organic production and 100% Fair Trade certification. Overall, the demand for Peruvian coffee has risen drastically in recent years because of these efforts.
We are getting these coffee beans ready to roast at Kaffee 3 Granos! Spent a few hours manually sorting coffee beans and unloading selected ones in the threshing machine for milling. These beans come from small farms around Quillabamba. Tomorrow we are roasting a ‘blend’ of all these coffee beans. 100% Arabica beans. Mainly Typica, Caturra and Catimor.